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Truck accidents with deaths up in 2011, but drop 25% since 2001

Truck accidents with deaths up in 2011, but drop 25% since 2001

Data released this month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that trucks were involved in 3,608 accidents that involved fatalities in 2011.

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Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

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Mass. fleet owner pleads guilty to bribery; FMCSA shuts down three drivers

Mass. fleet owner pleads guilty to bribery; FMCSA shuts down three drivers

Korca Enterprises owner Irfan Dushku faces home confinement and extended probation after bribery attempt; and drivers in Texas, Michigan and Illinois are declared imminent hazards to public safety by FMCSA.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 1

Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 1

Everyone in the supply chain benefits from uncompensated detention time – except the driver. Some see a shift toward hourly pay as a solution; other solutions are explored in this part 1 of a two-part series on detention.

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Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — draw the most concern from carriers.

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Light violations aren’t the only ones being stacked

Light violations aren't the only ones being stacked

Readers offer further examples of multiple violations written that stem from one root cause, known as "stacking" and discouraged at the federal level.

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One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

One quarter down: Economic impact of new hours rule?

Have you seen direct mileage and/or revenue reductions over the last quarter yourself? If so or if not, let's keep the conversation on the rules ongoing. (Bonus: Trucker's Wife tee available...)

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FMCSA chief honors safe drivers at OOIDA celebration

FMCSA chief honors safe drivers at OOIDA celebration

Trucking’s top regulator said Friday that she was “grateful and honored” to call the names of 35 “remarkably impressive owner-operators” in recognition of their accident-free years.

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Language of the sleep apnea bill close to becoming law

Language of the sleep apnea bill close to becoming law

The text in full of H.R. 3095, a bill to require FMCSA to adopt any sleep apnea/disorder provision in driver's medical certifications procedures through formal rulemaking.

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Senate passes sleep apnea bill, president’s signature would make it law

Senate passes sleep apnea bill, president's signature would make it law

The U.S. Senate passed last week the so-called sleep apnea bill, which would require that any action taken by FMCSA pertaining to sleep disorder screening come via formal rulemaking. The bill now moves on to President Obama for his signature.

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